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In the pre-TV era, people saw the news every week in their neighborhood movie theaters. Newsreels were shown before every feature film and in dedicated newsreel theaters located in large cities. Universal Newsreel, produced from 1929 to 1967, was released twice a week. Each issue contained six or seven short stories, usually one to two minutes in length, covering world events, politics, sports, fashion, and whatever else might entertain the movie audience. These newsreels offer a fascinating ...



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King Alexander and Louis Barthou, Shot Down in Streets of Marseilles by Revolutionists. Furious Spectators Batter Killer to Death As His Victims Die. Alexander Murdered - "Universal Newsreel brings you the First Actual motion pictures of the murder of King Alexander of Jugoslavia and French Foreign Minister Barthou" scenes of the King arriving on cruiser at Marseilles, ride through town, shots, mob beats the assassin, a Croatian.
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(1) Cape Canaveral launch of 30-pound Explorer satellite by 3-stage Redstone missile, press conference with von Braun and Van Allen with model, night time launch showing spinning satellite on top of rocket (2) "Egypt, Syria Merge In New Arab Republic" - Nasser and Kawakli? of Syria meet in Cairo to form UAR with 30 million population, sign at table - mideast (partial newsreel).
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"New Mexico: Fourteen-ton Nazi rockets, launched by Army technicians in the first phase of our new long-range missile program, soar 75 miles into the ionosphere and attain phenomenal speeds. Amazing slow motion camera record shows spectacular event." - scenes of V-2 rockets assembled by Americans at White Sands New Mexico raised to launch position and test fired, seen in slow motion camera, up 75 miles to 3000 mph in 60 seconds. (partial silent newsreel)
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First report of Sputnik - animations of rocket used same animations as done for earlier report on the Vanguard story (partial newsreel)
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"The cleverest anti-Nazi propaganda yet! You will howl with glee when you see and hear what our London newsreel friends have cooked up for Hitler and his goose-stepping armies. The 'Nasties' skip and sway in tune to the Lambeth Walk!" - humorous editing of German newsreels to make fun of Hitler and the Nazis. (partial newsreel)
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Big freedom bell rings in West Berlin on 1st anniv of Berlin Wall; checkpoints; U.S. army patrols in jeep; Brandt leads memorial services (partial newsreel).
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(1) Mass protest against Vietnam war in Washington DC, on mall, across Potomac river to Pentagon, MPs with bayonets emerge from Pentagon, tear gas used, next day camp fires burn on the 2nd day of sitting-in (2) new turbo-jet transport plane by Germany (partial newsreel)
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Antiwar demonstrators protest in Central Park, march to UN building, included students and hippies and priests and nuns, burn draft cards, shouted confrontations with anti-antiwar marchers, prowar signs, Martin Luther King leads procession; another march in downtown San Francisco down Market Street to stadium, sponsored by loose coalition of left-wing anti-war groups, "President Johnson meanwhile let it be known that the FBI is closely watching all anti-war activity."- violence in...
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Titan II launch in South Atlantic, with camera on 2nd stage - makes film of stage separation above earth, "The curvature of the earth is plainly visible. Through the magic of the camera earthlings take their first ride into space." (partial newsreel)
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(1) B-47 a-bomb fell on house in SC, first such accident (2) Los Angeles - automatic control of machine tool production line, using punched tape, developed by Hughes Aircraft Company (partial newsreel).
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"Fort Slocum, NY: Modern 'Doughboys' doff their usual khaki and don, of all things, wome's clothes to star in their own version of 'Swing Fever.' Singing and dancing a la Broadway. You'll howl!" men dress as women for stage show (some sound) (partial newsreel)
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Chicago: Exclusive sound pictures of Cecil H. Dill, of Traverse Coty, Michigan, an aspiring radio artist demonstrating his ability to render popular melodies by pressing his hands together. Dill modestly tells how he discovered his unusual talent. (partial newsreel)
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(1) - "Pres. Roosevelt cites Italy's capitulation as a victory for the Italian people, as well as for Gen. Eisenhower, as he officially opens the Third War Loan Drive." includes scenes from Fireside Chat #26 and speech sound announcing Italian surrender (2) Churchill at Harvard - "Harvard confers its coveted degree upon Winston Churchill. In his speech, the Prime Minister pledges that England will march side by side with the U.S. to complete victory." (3) Blast Nazi...
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LBJ speaks to cartoonists at White House, wants to prevent "Chinese domination over all Asia" - pictures of peaceful Vietnam - LBJ speaks (partial newsreel).
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(1) Presidential yacht Williamsburg takes Truman on his first vacation; (2) Long distance anniversary at Paris, Ontario, for 70th anniversary of telephone (3) Churchill visits Dover.
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(1) The World Crisis - "Berlin: While the Western Allies increase their aerial shuttle into Berlin, Russia's refusal to negotiate leaves issue in doubt. The threat of a show-down brings the world close to war. East Anglia: Landing on fields used by our 8th Air Force during the war, sixty Superforts arrive on training mission. Berlin crisis lends significance to huge bombers' arrival. Washington: Gen. Lucius Clay, commander of U.S. forces in Germany, arrives by plane for top-level...
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National Archives description: "The original release sheet reads: PRESIDENT'S SLAYER SHOT IN DALLAS JAIL: Madness and hate erupt anew in Dallas as President Kennedy's accused assassin is shot down during a jail transfer. Here is the record as Lee Harvey Oswald walks his last mile. Two cameras record the moment as the murderer moves in. Forty-eight hours and seven minutes after the President's death, his accused slayer is dead. THE WORLD MOURNS JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY 1917 - 1963 The final...
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(1) News In Brief - "Washington: Cuba's new President, Carlos Prio, arrives by plane for a five-day visit. Pres. Truman, who invited him, is on hand to greet him at National Airport as Senor Prio steps off the 'Independence.' - Truman speaks at airport; (2) Holland: "The 'Hangmen of Amersfoort,' Nazi criminals who put scores to death in infamous concentration camp, go on trial before a Dutch tribunal. Once vaunted supermen cringe as justice hold their fate in the balance." (sound...
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(1) Churchill in Miami Beach for 6-week vacation, appears at press conference (2) Warsaw Rebuilds - "little by little life returns to this shattered city" (3) End of Rainbow - famous London Red Cross Club to close, Eleanor Roosevelt speaks (4) A Plea For Tolerance, Gov. Statton speaks. (5) Philadelphia mint strikes new Roosevelt dimes, Basil O'Connor in Dimebox, Texas, woman speaks on March of Dimes campaign (6) Animal News - donkey , tiger (7) Golden Gloves boxing.
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(1) "Washington: Hearings begin before the House Un-American Activities Committee, on charges of communist infiltration in Hollywood, Chirman Thomas outlines the scope of the probe; while Eric Johnston, head of the M.P.A., denies the threat of communist influence and states that the Reds will never succeed in Hollywood." scenes of HUAC chaired by J. Parnell Thomas and its investigation of the Hollywood 10 (partial newsreel).
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Whole issue on Friendship 7 Mercury space flight of John Glenn; Glenn getting ready, puts on space suit, walks to launch pad, 6 am EST, 10 months after Gagarin, gets into his capsule on top Atlas missile, rocket blastoff, animation of capsule turning around, go for 7 orbits, "actual pictures of Glenn in the capsule" and animations of Glenn's orbit around earth, destroyer Noah lifts capsule aboard, Glenn rests and then lifted aboard helicopter for flight to carrier USS Randolph...
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(1) Reel 1 - "Nanking" (2) Reel 2 - "Uncensored!!! Unedited!!! The U.S.S. Panay Bombing in its entirey - exactly as photographed!" (this newsreel special is 22 minutes long, with music and narration)
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National Archives description: "The original release sheet reads: NEWS HIGHLIGHTS OF 1961 The Year 1961 was a year of international tensions compounded by crisis after crisis. CAIRO: Riots protested Lumumba's death. CUBA: A Communist regime strengthened it position 90 miles from the U.S.A. CONGO: Warfare still split this newly-created nation. LAOS & SOUTH VIETNAM: Here, again, War continued to plague both countries. ALGERIA: Brother is pitted against Brother in this French possession....
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"Patuxent, MD: The Chance Vought XF7U, odd-looking jet fighter plane, goes aloft for spectacular test flights. Swept-back wings and absence of conventional fuselage give the speedy craft a wierd appearance, on the ground and in flight." (no sound) (partial newsreel).
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"Washington: Evidence found on the Maryland farm of Whittaker Chambers, forging a new link in the chain of spy data, is examined by Congressman Nixon and Chief Investigator Stribling of the House Un-American Activities Caommittee. The film may answer a lot of questions the country is asking." - Nixon looks at microfilm, the so-called pumpkin papers, Chambers says "Hiss is lying", pictures of pumpkin patch (no sound) (partial newsreel).
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Adlai Stevenson at UN speaks on Cuban Missile Crisis; Castro builds up defenses in Cuba; cameras installed in airplane, photos show details, MiG-21 jets, OAS endorsed US in 20-0 vote, Dean Rusk shown at this meeting; Guantanamo base marines arrive; UN building exterior, Adlai Stevenson speaks (complete newsreel)
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(1) Clay speaks on Berlin Airlift (2) Dewey urges unity for peace (partial newsreel).
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(1) "Washington, DC: "An all-star cast, including actors Robert Montgomery, Adolph Menjou, and Producer Sam Wood, take the stand to tell the House Un-American Activities Committee that Hollywood is fighting to keep communism out of motion pictures." scenes of HUAC chaired by J. Parnell Thomas and its investigation of the Hollywood 10 (2) U.S. Marks Navy Day - "The Navy reveals new methods of warfare, as the U.S. celebrates Navy Day. Film round-up shows out 'first line of...
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(1) MacKenzie King of Canada and Churchill and King and Queen review parade in London; (2) Army reveals jewel theft of millions, stolen from European castle by American officers. (partial newsreel)
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National Archives description: "The original release sheet reads: PRAY AT HOME: KENNEDY ANSWER TO COURT DECISION: In a six-to-one decision, the Supreme Court rules that school children nay not recite a prayer in New York classrooms as it violates Constitutional guarantees of the separation of Church and State. At his News Conference, President Kennedy urges everyone to pray more at home and attend Church more often. "SHOES" FOR WALKING ON WATER: Pentagon officials witness a...
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The momentous Ottawa conferences are brought to a stirring clase as President Roosevelt advises the Fuehrer to surrender now or face the calamitous ruin which has just been planned for him." - FDR, Churchill at the first Quebec (Quadrant) conference, sound of FDR speech. (partial newsreel)
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(1) "The dramatic film history of the atom bomb test at Bikini! Pictures of the actual bomb drop! Blasted ships and the terrible destructive force of the world's fourth atom bomb! Universal Newsreel, in cooperation with the Army and Navy, presents the motion picture drama, 'Operation Crossroads.' This film record of the historical event shows in dramatic detail the various phases of the epochal experiment, from takeoff to the awful blast that destroyed or damaged more than half the ships...
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(1) "West Point NY: Colorful scenes of graduation exercises for 310 new 'Shavetails,' and full-dress review by the entire Cadet corps. Gen. Eisenhower and other celebrities take part in the commencement program. Grid stalwarts Davis and Blanchard receive degrees." (2) Caterpillar Landing Gear - "Wright Field, Ohio: Tractor-type landing gear, developed by the Army for quick air transport to unpaved fields, is tested. A light bomber, equipped with the endless-belt gear, takes off...
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(1) "First actual newsreel pictures of atrocities in Nazi murder camps. Helpless prisoners tortured to death by a bestial enemy...Here Is The Truth" (Real-life horror pictures revealing the unbelievable atrocities committed by the Nazis in their murder camps) Grasleben: Wounded and emaciated Yanks, captured in von Runstedt's bulge attack of last winter, are fed and given medical care by the Yank armies of liberation. Hadamar: Protected by gas masks, grave diggers open reeking graves...
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(1) Vietnam protest demonstration in Britain; also at Madrid University in Spain, burned American flag; also 4000 in Detroit at "love-in" and "be-in" with hippies and wild constumes (2) News In Brief - U.S. jet bombers hit North Vietnam targets (3) May Day parade in Moscow, Premier Kosygin (partial newsreel).
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National Archives description: "The original release sheet reads: KENNEDY TOUR: CALLS FOR U.S. LEAD IN SPACE: The President tours four Space installations: Huntsville, Alabama; Cape Canaveral, Fla.; the Houston Manned Space Center and the McDonnell plant in St. Louis. He inspects our Space progress and gets highly classified reports on how far we've gone. In Houston he calls for backing in our Space effort, saying we cannot afford to lag if we want to be in the forefront of nations....
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(1) "When the Allies recover their composure after the Nazi surprise break through on the Western front, they quickly go into action. Supplies are rushed to the front as civilian evacuees stream to the rear. Mines are laid, road blocks set up, the woods are combed for Nazi paratroopers, and Yank artillery roars into action. Clear weather enables fleets of Allied bombers to disrupt Nazi communication lines with hundreds of tons of bombs. Fleets of transport planes parachute badly needed...
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National Archives description: "The original release sheet reads: SPECIAL RELEASE PRESIDENT - ASSASSINATED PRESIDENT JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY IS DEAD AT THE HAND OF A MADMAN. LYNDON B. JOHNSON BECOMES THE 36TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. In the midst of cheering crowds as he rode through downtown Dallas, Mr. Kennedy fell before assassin's bullets fired from a warehouse along the route of the motorcade. A nation is bowed in grief. The world mourns. A feeling of shocked disbelief swept...
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(1) 3rd Army blasts Nazi Strongholds - "Siege of Metz - Gen. Eisenhower visits Gen. Patton's American 3rd Army, on the battle lines at Metz. Tanks, mortars, bazookas, 155mm. artillery - all are used in battering at this Nazi location in the famed Siegfried Line." (2) Free Greeks Hail Allied Deliverance - "Athens Is Free - A British armada steams into the port of Athens, to be joined ashore by colorful bewhiskered Greek partisans. The undamaged Acropolis signalizes the eternal...
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Ilse Lock war crimes trial in Germany (no sound)
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Chicago, IL: Exclusive pictures of a hectic pushball game in which the Freshmen of Loyola University defeat the Sophomores in a wild battle for a prize beer keg, after many players suffer bumps and bruises.
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National Archives description:"  The original release sheet reads: FIRST LADY NAMES NEW SUB: Mrs. Kennedy christens the newest of our Polaris-equipped submarines the "Lafayette" - named for the Frenchman who contributed so much to the American revolution. KENNEDY SAYS U.S. HAS ROLE IN ECONOMY: Addressing the convention of the United Automobile Workers, the President says that his office has the duty to take part in wage and price rise negotiations. NEW MISSILE BLOWS UP: The...
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(1) Truman Announces Germany's surrender - "President Truman officially proclaims V-E Day, as Germany submits her unconditional surrender to Gen. Eisenhower's headquarters in Reims." (2) [silent with some sporadic sound] Rise and Fall of the Nazis - "Militant Germany is shown on the march against Austria, Czechoslovakia and Poland. The rush of the Panzer divisions through the Lowlands causing the downfall of France, the humiliating British retreat from the beaches of Dunkirk, the...
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(1) scenes of airplane crashes (2) Memorial to Anzio dead (3) Polish girls to Canada in labor exchange (4) Phalanx wins Belmont horse race (5) Indy 500 auto race (partial newsreel).
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McNamara points to Vietnam map, shows machine gun, shows photo of destroyed bridges, speaks that more North Vietnamese regular troops being sent into south, communists have lost 89,000 in last 4 years (partial newsreel).
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Brussels World's Fair nearly completed, U.S. building is circular, vast diorama of Belgium countryside showing transformation from today to future (partial newsreel)
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(silent) (1) Highlights of the Year - "Politics" - Truman imitates Kaltenborn after winning election; "Cold War!" - Bonn Republic took its place; "Communism!" - Tito saluting, Chiang Kai-shek, spies arrested; animals in heavy snow; airplane crash, ship fire; "Weddings!" (2) "Atom Bomb!" - UN meeting, man speaks of impasse on international control; film of bomb explosions (no sound) (complete newsreel)
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B-26 used by Cuban pilots; landed in Florida; in Cuba, rocket shells shown; Adlai Stevenson in UN denies any aggression; Guatemala training base; Castro in Cuba (partial newsreel)
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(1) Berlin Airlift increased (2) UN delegate speaks (partial newsreel).
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(1) Algeria, South Africa, Congo, Japan riots against mutual defense treaty with America, secret reconaissance of Russia ended with U-2 of Gary Powers; Khrushchev at UN; Castro in Cuba; British Princess Margaret married a commoner; JFk baby; earthquakes; 2 airliners fell on New York City; JFK defeated Nixon (complete newsreel)
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National Archives description: "  The original release sheet reads: KENNEDY ON TELSTAR: EUROPE SEES NEWS CONFERENCE: In the first formal test of the new communication satellite, President Kennedy's News Conference is carried "live" to European countries - a new era in instant global news. FIRST LADY AT PLAY: SHE JOINS ASTRONAUT JOHN GLENN AT WATER SKIING: An intimate portrait of the Kennedys at play as a full complement of the family, from the President's father to a bevy of...
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National Archives description: "The original release sheet reads:  KENNEDY SWORN IN, NEW ERA BEGINS  John F. Kennedy settles into office as the 35th President of the United States, the youngest man and the first Roman Catholic ever elected to the office.  Scenes show highlights of the ceremonials and celebrations in the capital as Mr. Kennedy takes office, starting with his smiling reception by Mr. Eisenhower at the White House.  Despite a paralyzing blizzard, hundreds of thousands are...
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1) Salk vaccine being administered, to babies, twin girls, Indians of Oklahoma (2) Thomas Gates become Secy Navy at Pentagon, Radford replaced by Twining, arrival of Brazil general Vaza to consult defense planners, Ike given medal by Pan-American Society (partial newsreel).
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(1) "Conferences at Guam ended, Pacific Fleet Commander, Admiral Nimitz sends an armada of 1,400 vessels to Okinawa in the Ryukus. En route, the men of the new U.S. 10th Army stage their own deck entertainment, and secure their issue of invasion money. Land sighted, the big guns of the fleet bark into action, and tons of rockets are sped shoreward. Landing craft race in, and unopposed landings are made. Inland, Jap dugouts and pill boxes are destroyed with grenades. Past broken forts,...
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Marine truck convoy ambushed in Vietnam war; troops attack huge Viet Cong base, foot soldiers advance, roundup prisoners including women; helicopters pick up prisoners.
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"Lakehurst, NJ: Thirty-five persons die and scores of others are injured as the mighty dirigible explodes three hundred feet over the landing field at the end of her first voyage of the season from Europe. A terrific burst of flame engulfs the stern of the ship and spreads with the rapidity of lightning to the bow. The inferno of blazing hydrogen gas cremates all living beings in its path, as the twisted skeleton of the balloon settles quickly to the ground. Rescue crews brave death to...
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(1) UN building, Russian Kusnetsov arrives, meets with U Thant, Cuban Missile crisis eases (2) De Gaulle wins referendum to elect President by popular vote (partial newsreel)
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(1) Cape Canaveral launch of unmanned Mercury capsule by Redstone rocket, the MR-1A capsule (glitches), fired down-range, griefly into space, then landed, total flight of 16 minutes, people examine recovered capsule (2) "Carrier Fire Is Probed" - USS Constellation in Brooklyn Navy Yard, nearly completed, but gutted by large fire, Navy Secretary speaks
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(1) Greeks and girls riot against British soldiers in Cyprus (3) new F-100 jets for U.S. squadrons in Germany (3) F-102A jet tests Falcon missile over New Mexico, "fired unerringly to target by electronics" (4) Venezuela builds largest earthen dam in South America (5 ) snow in Chinook pass cleared for highway 410 (6) Army amphibious truck tested in Monterey CA (7) DeSoto pace car for Indy 500 car race, won by Pat Flaherty (complete newsreel)
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"Eleanor Roosevelt convulses audiences as she relates a whopper involving the Japs and her husband." sound of Mrs. Roosevelt speaking. (partial newsreel)
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Los Angeles Coliseum (glitch) - White Sox vs LA Dodgers in first baseball World's Series on West Coast (partial newsreel).
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(1) "Supreme headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces, Reims: Nazi General Jodl, representing Admiral Doenitz, strides into the 'war room' where Allied Generals await him and his party. After the surrender terms are understood, Jodl fills a third of a page with his scrawly signature, this his associates sign. U.S. General W. B. Smith the Allied Chief of Staff signs as do the remainder of the Allied Generals. In an adjoining room, General Eisenhower, wreathed in smiles, forms the signature...
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Pleiku in Vietnam, 8 died in recent attack, but 49 jets struck back, McNamara briefing with map shows response, speaks about retaliatory action approved by NSC; pictures of aircraft carrier and jets taking off; 2nd raid the next day by planes, Hawk missile battery, George McBundy arrives at Camp Holloway in Vietnam, visited hospital and Pleiku wounded, McBundy next day back at White House, speaks to press about the "sneak attack" due to nature of war in Vietnam and 'the contest...
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1) Groton CT launch of USS Triton sub, 8th nuclear sub, with electronic gear and radar, not missiles or torpedoes (2) USS Enterprise old carrier was Halsey's WWII flagship, heads for scrap pile (partial newsreel).
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National Gymnasium swimming pool for Don Schollander races, awarded gold medal; Dawn Fraser of Australia wins 3rd medal; backstroke race won by 3 Americans, 3 flags raised (partial newsreel)
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Airplane takes off with film of FDR Inauguration, lands in New York City, views of the inaugural parade. "The First Sound Pictures Ever Shown of a Presidential Inauguration. The Brilliant Ceremonies marking The Induction of Franklin D. Roosevelt as the 32nd President of the United States. Striking close-up views of President-elect Roosevelt's arrival at the White House to take President Hoover to the Capitol for the Inaugural ceremony, and the historic ride of the celebrated pair down...
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Mussolini Executed - "Il Duce Obit 1945 - Benito Mussolini orates before his Black Shirt Legions and confers with his arch conspirator, Hitler. Reverses strike and Hitler rescues him from the Allies. Currently, he returns to Milan only to be tried and killed in the same inglorious way that he had meted out punishment to his political foes." (partial newsreel)
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Hawaii becomes 50th state, "gives lie to communist charges of American colonialism" (partial newsreel)
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South Vietnam inauguration of Thieu as 1st president of the 2nd Republic (partial newsreel).
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(1) New York World's Fair, symbolized by Unisphere, many bldgs yet to be completed, theme "peace through understanding" with 58 nations to participate, on same site as 1939 Fair (2) Grauman's Chinese Theater - Haley Mills leaves handprints (partial newsreel)
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(1) "Dramatic scenes of a new conflict that may envelop the world in flames! Hitler's war machine rolls into Poland, encouraged to strike by the new pact with Stalin's 'Red' Russia. With Danzig seized, Polish infantry and cavalry rally to the defense of their homeland. Italy remains in the background, while Nazis pour into the Siegfried Line to stem a possible Allied thrust. England: Tense eleventh-hour scenes in London, as Prime Minister Chamberlain declares a state of war exists! Troops...
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JFK speaks on Cuban Missile Crisis - "Soviet military buildup on the island of Cuba" - "a strict quarantine on all offensive military equipment has been initiated" - "clandestine, reckless" - JFK had meeting with Gromyko (partial newsreel)
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(1) "New York, NY: Thousands of radio listeners throughout the U. S. are frightened into mass hysteria by a dramatization of H. G. Wells' old thriller, 'The War of the Worlds,' as staged by orson Welles, young actor-manager." sound of Orson Welles speaking at press conference. (2) King Visits Ill Youngsters - "London, England: Inmates at the Hospital for Sick Children in Great Ormond Street get a great thrill when King George and Queen Elizabeth visit the institution's new...